Pastor Lynn Stanton-Hoyle
Pastor Lynn has served as pastor at Clifton Presbyterian Church since August 1995 following pastoral positions in Vienna, Virginia, (1 year), Adelphi, Maryland (2 years) and Bethesda, Maryland (8 years). Pastor Lynn’s priorities in ministry include: pastoral care, preaching and teaching to invite individuals and the church into deeper growth in faith and fellowship as we wrestle with life’s deepest questions, opportunities and challenges; and engaging the congregation more deeply in mission and outreach in our community, our nation and our world.
Pastor Lynn holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and International Relations from Denison University, and a Master of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry degree both from Wesley Theological Seminary. Before entering the ministry she was a program director and English as a Second Language (ESL) instructor in YMCA sponsored programs in Kumamoto, Japan. This was followed by ESL and cultural orientation instruction with Save the Children in a refugee camp in central Thailand.
Associate Pastor Jodi Lingan
Associate Pastor Jodi joined our staff in April, 2017. She received her M.Div. (with Honors) from Wesley Theological Seminary in 2015 and served as a seminary intern at John Calvin Presbyterian Church in Annandale. Jodi holds an MS in Procurement & Grant Management from American University and a BA in Business Administration (Cum Laude) from Grove City College in PA. Pastor Jodi was recently approved for membership in the National Capital Presbytery and looks forward to her upcoming ordination at Falls Church Presbyterian Church, her home congregation. She was ordained there as an elder in 2001 and served as Clerk of Session and Chair of the Christian Education Committee, working closely with their youth through mission trips and service ministry. Jodi and her husband live in Fairfax and have a young adult daughter living and working in Raleigh, N.C.
Pastor Lewis Johnson
Pastor Lewis serves as a parish associate and assists in teaching Bible study classes. He lived in Iran as a missionary and overseas associate in mission for almost twenty years. While there, he initiated a program to develop a new translation of the Bible into modern Persian. He has also been a practicing lawyer. He has served several churches as interim pastor and has served National Capital Presbytery as member and clerk of its Permanent Judicial Commission.
Pastor Lewis enjoys the fellowship of the men who meet monthly for breakfast and engage in Bible study or study of Christian theology. He enjoys growing with church members in living the life in Christ and singing the hymns of our faith. He is married to Parvaneh Assad who became a Christian and married Lewis in Iran after the death of Lewis' first wife Dr. Margaret Bailey Johnson. Lewis has two grown children, six grandchildren and one stepson.
John Kim, Music Director
John received his BA in piano, voice and conducting from George Mason University in 2016. John lives in Gainesville and prior to coming to CPC, he served for two years as the adult choir director at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Sterling. He has also served at International Calvary Church, New York Ave. Presbyterian Church and with the GMU University Singers and the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington.